Takazawa 180

Review excerpt: The most pleasurable place to eat at Ginza Six is in the rooftop garden — with a superior take-out lunch box bought from Takazawa 180.

Akomeya Chubo

Review excerpt: At midday, Akomeya Chubo functions as a lunch counter serving set meals; in the afternoon, it becomes a quiet oasis for relaxing over tea and confections; and when the day gets dark, it transforms again into a comfortable dinner spot where you ...

Esquisse Cinq

Review excerpt: The core of the menu at Esquisse Cinq is his “Grand Dessert” selection. Every day there is a choice pancakes, macarons, souffles and more.


Review excerpt: Argile is perfect for long, leisurely lunches. There are two options for diners to splurge on: five courses (¥7,000) or three (¥5,000, with no meat dish or pre-dessert).

Bistro Marx

Review excerpt: You won’t find many avant-garde accents on the menu here (for these, you need to book yourself into Marx’s fine-dining restaurant next door). At Bistro Marx the focus is firmly on the satisfying staples of French everyday cooking — but executed with ...


Ohata’s noodles are every bit as refined as the setting — so elegant that he calls them “soba,” which is short for chūka soba (“Chinese noodles”), rather than mere ramen. Both his shio (salt) and shoyu soba are light and refreshing, perfectly suited to ...


Even though Kagari is hidden away down a tiny unmarked alley in Ginza, the giveaway is the perpetual line of people outside.

Cafe de Rope Ginza

Like Fujiwara, the Cafe de Rope name has been around for decades, and here it has come up with a retro take on an old favorite: toast. Thick cuts of standard-issue white bread are topped with a pat of Hokkaido butter, in classic kissaten ...

The Apollo

Review excerpt: Those who know the territory will probably flip straight to the a la carte section of the menu to pick out their favorites, starting with the grilled packages of onion stuffed with pork and wrapped in crisp, savory vine leaves, or the ...

Kagari Echika fit Ginza

The basic choice is the same: hot chicken-broth ramen (Kagari calls it tori-paitan soba) or the heartier chilled noodles with dipping sauce (tori-paitan tsuke-soba). The selection of toppings is less extensive — don’t expect any roast beef here — and fans of Kagari’s delectable ...